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National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts Tickets

53 Elgin,  OttawaON  K1P 5W1

Venue Information

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Venue Details


Take The Queensway east or west bound. Exit at Nicholas, turn left onto Laurier, right onto Elgin.


The underground parking entrances are located on Elgin (at corner of Slater), on Albert Street, and on Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Parking Hours:
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am to 12:00 am
Saturday: 7:30 am to 1:00 am
Sunday: open 2 hours before curtain time until the end of the last performance.
Parking Rates:
From 6:00 am to 7:30 pm: $3.00 per half hour ($13.00 maximum)
All day past 7:30 pm: $16.00
From 4:00pm to closing time: $10.00 flat rate
Monthly parking permits are available. Call 947.7000 Ext. 488 for info.

Please note that daytime parking is limited at the NAC due to monthly pass holders. To view alternative parking in the vicinity of the NAC please visit

Public Transportation
For more information please contact the OC Transpo at 613.741.4390 or visit

Box Office Numbers

Toll free: 1.866.850.ARTS(2787)
Switchboard: 613.947.7000
Box Office: Ext 280
Group Discount: Ext 634
Parking: Ext 488
Lost And Found: Ext 666
On Stage Tonight Line/Rush Seats: English: Ext 565 / French: Ext 569
NAC Subscription Office: 613.947.7000 Ext 620
Le Cafe: 613.594.5127

Box Office Hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sundays & Holidays: When a performance is scheduled, open 2 hours prior to curtain until 15 minutes after the curtain time of the last performance.

Please Note: The NAC Box Office is NOT a Ticketmaster Ticket Centre. The NAC Box Office sells tickets for NAC performances only! This includes shows presented at the NAC by other promoters and shows sponsored by the NAC but held elsewhere.

Types of Payment Accepted

Cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Diner's Club, Sears, Traveller's Cheques & Money Orders (with proper I.D.).

Will Call

Box Office Location:
Located just inside the entrance (Closest to The Canal) to the NAC.

Note: Please arrive at box office early if picking up tickets.

Customers must present the actual credit card used to place the order and photo ID.

Accessible Seating

Assistance to mobility impaired patrons

The NAC is a barrier-free environment accessible to mobility impaired patrons. Patrons in wheelchairs must purchase tickets directly from the NAC Box Office either in person or by calling 613-947-7000 ext. 620.

Hearing Devices:
Since 1983, the NAC has been providing patrons with impaired disabilities, FM receivers including several accessories such as a headset for use without a hearing aid, a teleloop and a Cochlea Implant Patch Cord. There is no charge for this service, however, patrons are asked to leave a piece of identification. The device can be borrowed from the Communication Centre, adjacent to the Theatre Checkroom.

Children Rules

"Babes in Arms" tickets are available for children under two years of age for "children" shows only! These tickets have no seat location indicated on them thereby permit a child to sit on a parent's lap. "Babes in Arms" tickets are the price of the lowest ticket sold in the hall for a particular event.
If a child is using a seat, he or she will need a regular ticket.
For events other than childrens' shows, ALL patrons will need a regular ticket.


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Seating Info:
Performances in The Studio are all General Admission.

Mailing Address:
National Arts Centre
P.O. Box 1534, Stn B
Ottawa On. K1P 5W1

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